Simon Cowell Replaces Howard Stern On America’s Got Talent

 Simon Cowell On America's Got Talent Season 11  

Picture Credit: NBC/America’s Got Talent

He’s back!  

Season 11 of America’s Got Talent just became more exciting with the news that #AGT creator, Simon Cowell, will be replacing retiring judge, Howard Stern,  on America’s Got Talent

Was there ever any doubt?  As creator of this popular summer show, Simon was a natural choice and will nicely fill the void created by Howard Stern’s retirement from the show. 

Here’s a statement culled from Today.Com:

“It was the network’s [NBC] decision,” he told TODAY’s Joe Fryer on Thursday. But that doesn’t mean he wasn’t above seriously hinting. “I had sort of popping up in my head … ‘You know, if you are looking for a very good-looking British judge which sort of fits on this show, I know someone.'”

The announcement comes in the wake of Howard Stern’s exit from the show.

I kind of, sort of, miss the guy.  No matter what you think of his judging technique, he is a unique entity and I will enjoy seeing him on TV once again.  Who knows?  He’s a Dad now so he may have mellowed. 

And, aren’t you even curious as to how he will interact with judge Howie Mandel?  Oh boy!  This will be great television. 

So, welcome back, Simon. It’s been a while!    

And to my readers, will you be welcoming Simon back with open arms?  Do you think he is a smart replacement for Howard Stern?   If not, who would you choose?  

About Masterclass Lady

Rosanne (Giallonardo) Simunovic began her musical career in Timmins, Ontario. She studied piano with Anne Pizzale and later, at an advanced level, with Soeur Anita Vaugeois (Sister Cecile of Les Soeurs De L’Assomption in Timmins). Her vocal and accompaniment skills were nurtured by her aunt, the late Dorothea Mascioli. When Rosanne graduated from O’Gorman High School, she moved on to the University of Toronto where she continued her piano and vocal studies while attaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She was hired as a piano accompanist for several musical companies, most notably, the National Ballet Of Canada. She presently holds an A.R.C.T. Teacher’s Diploma in Voice from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Rosanne has studied choral conducting with numerous well known Canadian Conductors, including Wayne Riddell of Montreal, Quebec and the internationally renowned Dr. Elmer Iseler. She has been a founding member of numerous community-based arts organizations: the Timmins Arts Council, later known as Arts & Culture Timmins, the Timmins Symphony Orchestra, and, the Timmins Youth Singers…as well as the TYS Alumnus choir, the Timmins Concert Singers. In 1987, she was also selected to be the conductor of the Timmins Board Of Education Choir, comprised of talented students from Grades 5 to 8. In 1988, she was elected to the Board Of Directors of the Ontario Choral Federation (now known as Choirs Ontario), where she served as Chair of the Festivals Committee for six consecutive seasons. In 1996, in honour of the Ontario Choral Federation’s 25th Anniversary, Rosanne was selected as one of 25 recipients of the OCF’s Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contribution to the choral art. The ceremony was presided by Lieutenant Governor, Hal Jackman. In November 1997, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Rotary Club Of Timmins to receive the prestigious Paul Harris Award for her years of dedication to the artistic development of young musical talent in Timmins. In August of 2002, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Board Of Directors of Choirs Ontario to serve as Conductor of both the Provincial Junior and Teen Choir Camps, now renamed in honour of the Camp Benefactors, Don and Lillian Wright. In November 2002, Rosanne was the one of the recipients of the Commemorative Medal for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, honouring her work in the development of the arts in Timmins. Under Rosanne Simunovic’s direction, the Timmins Youth Singers and the Timmins Concert Singers have been featured in numerous choral festivals and performing opportunities outside of Timmins. In 1985, they were selected to partici

4 Responses to “Simon Cowell Replaces Howard Stern On America’s Got Talent”

  1. A few weeks ago before AGT ended for the season, I read that Simon wanted to be on the show which is the reason Howard left. Who knows if that is true or not. I was not happy when I heard Howard was going to be on the show, but surprisingly he did a good job. I’m not thrilled that Simon will be coming back to TV because I think his behavior makes our young children and adults think bullying is okay. I hope you are correct about possibly mellowing since becoming a dad, but I’m not holding my breath.

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  2. Louise – I think that bullying method of his is over. What I am hoping he replaced it with is blunt, to the point critiques which could be helpful to the talent on stage. No bullying allowed Simon!!!

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  3. I’m actually going to miss Howard. I think he did a good job on the show. But Simon should be fun as long as he tones down the bullying. I do agree with you, MCL, I think he has mellowed a bit. My hope is that Mel B sticks around for a good while. I really like her. Heidi annoys me occasionally. And of course I absolutely ADORE Howie :).

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  4. On another note entirely, still haven’t been able to start watching The Voice (except for one YouTube performance) but I am recording.


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